Discover a true paradise for medieval fans and explore the highlights of Rothenburg Old Town. See the authentic medieval city walls and towers, St Jacob’s, Market Square, Old Town Hall, Markus Tower and visit the Medieval Crime Museum with a Private Guide

  • Embark on a medieval adventure in Rothenburg with a 5-Stars Private Guide
  • Explore the authentic stone wall fortifications and defensive towers around the city
  • See the fantastic medieval architecture of old houses, churches and the Old Town Hall
  • Learn about crime, justice and punishment methods at the Medieval Crime Museum
  • Enjoy a one-day excursion with comfortable car transportation and pickup and drop-off service to your accommodation

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  • 7 Hours
  • Private TourExclusive only for you
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Car Transport
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Take yourself back in time to the Middle Ages and discover a fairytale medieval town that appeared in several fantasy films, such as Disney’s Pinocchio, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Let us take you on a fantasy-like adventure!

During the 7-hours trip you will travel through the scenic landscapes of Bavaria to one of the last fully walled medieval cities, Rothenburg. The walking tour will start at the Galgentor, stone fortification gates and towers built in circa 1600. You will walk through the charming narrow streets featuring gorgeous medieval houses and along the authentic stone walls surrounding the old parts of the city. You will see defensive towers, such as Pulverturm and Klingentortum, and the Criminal tower where medieval criminals were locked up for light offenses.

Fans of medieval architecture will be in love with this place and you’ll receive a detailed overview of the city’s fascinating history from your Private Guide. You will see the 14-15th century Gothic basilica with 2 tall spires – St James (Jakobskirche), and walk through the historical Market Square with the fantastic Old Town Hall and Ratstrinkstube featuring a unique astronomical clock. Another point of interest will be the Markus Tower, which is one of the oldest ruins in the city and a great location for romantic photoshoots.

You will visit the Medieval Crime Museum, which houses a unique collection devoted to medieval crime and justice. Your Private Guide will introduce you to 1000 years of criminal trials, torture methods, public humiliation, death penalties and executioners, witches and robbers, and the imperial legal symbols. The walking tour will end at the Castle tower and gate, from where you can enjoy the picturesque views over the valley and the Tauber River.

  • Private one-day trip from Frankfurt to Rothenburg city to explore Old Town highlights
  • All way service of 5-Stars Guide with Official License speaking fluently in chosen language
  • Tickets to the Medieval Crime Museum
  • Lots of information about the medieval history, culture, architecture and art
  • Private car transportation with pickup and drop-off service at your accommodation in Frankfurt
  • Lunch (optional)

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Meeting point

Pickup and drop-off service at your accommodation in Frankfurt

Important information

What you should know

  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information
  • During the tour lunch can be arranged on your request
  • Please note that the Medieval Crime Museum is open daily May through October from 10 AM to 6 PM, and 1 PM to 4 PM in November and December. It may not be possible to visit the exhibitions if you book a tour that doesn’t cover these hours